Bunjil Place is the heart of the arts and entertainment in Casey in Melbourne’s south east. It is just near my doorstep but I tend to overlook it sometimes. But last week I was glad I gave it a visit.
Outside were these bright and cheerful seats. For Xingfumama’s Pull Up a Seat Challenge
And I decided to go to the Gallery where I saw these chunky leather seats outside.
The featured exhibit is “One foot on the ground, one foot in the water”. It is about life and death and as it is written at the entry:
”At a time when many are experiencing complex feelings about the frailty of life and future uncertainty, this exhibition explores the subject of mortality and the inseparable link between life and death.”
Featured artists are: Catherine Bell, Timothy Cook, French & Mottershead, Mabel Juli, Richard Lewer, Sara Morawetz, Michael Needham, Nell, Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri, Nawurapu Wunuŋmurra.
Each artist offers insight into the way we let go of the dead, or hold them close, as a continuing living presence in the world. (bunjilplace.com.au)
These are from a series of workshops by Catherine Bell wherein each participant makes his or her own sculpture of a small urn imagining their final resting place.
Some of these are based on the artist’s personal experiences of losing a child or of loved ones.
These are thought provoking art pieces that make you think of your own mortality.
And as I exited, the person at the desk told me that there was another small art exhibit in the library. So, there I went…on top of “seatable” steps is another gallery.